The bylaws also provide for a five-member advisory School Council who serve a two-year term. The role of the School Council includes community oversight of the School, long-term development responsibilities, reviewing school financial reports, and providing strategic recommendations for the upcoming period of activity to the Head of School.
Any member of the school community is eligible to become a member of the School Council through election/approval by the Meeting of Stakeholders. The bylaws stipulate that the School Council must meet at least once a quarter.
Meet our School Council Members
Ross Whitney is the country manager of IBM Lithuania’s Watson Customer Engagement unit. He has worked for IBM for 23 years across a variety of roles. He came to Vilnius from Ireland 9 years ago thanks to his Lithuanian wife. They are raising two daughters that attend PYP and EC.
Kjetil Hanssen is the General Director of Schage Real Estate. He has lived in Vilnius for over 20 years. He is the father of two children attending VIS.
Eugenijus Filonovas is a lawyer specialising in energy, infrastructure projects and mergers and acquisitions. He is also the parent of an MYP student at VIS.
Viktorija Beatrice Radzevičienė has a daughter in grade 5 and she has been a parent at VIS for almost 7 years. Her professional strengths lie in the area of investment, project management and real estate development.
Saulė Balčiūnienė’s expertise is in the area of human resource management; specifically organizational change, coaching and performance management. She has been the head of HR at several local and multinational companies. Saulė has two children at VIS.
Parent Teacher Association
The school has a formal organisation called the Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, which is comprised of a group of active parents. The PTA serves a public relations and outreach function by helping organize school, parent community outreach, charitable and other similar activities.
Ongoing events include monthly coffee mornings, quarterly parent education events, and quarterly parent social evenings. The PTA also organizes and International Family Picnic and Yard Sale on the first Saturday of June.